Rob Woodcock

Sunday, August 16th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Rob Woodcock Quartet

Rob WoodcockBassist Rob Woodcock leads the ensemble, with Riley Bandy on sax, Jordan Samuels on guitar and Jon Frank on drums.

Rob was born in NYC on March 5, 1975 and grew up in Lake Ronkonkoma on Long Island. He began playing electric bass at the age of 15 and double bass a few years later. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Fordham University in 1997 and a second Bachelor’s in Double Bass performance from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College in 2001. While there he studied with NY Phil legend Homer Mensch and groundbreaking bassist/composer Mark Dresser.

Rob relocated to San Francisco in 2004. He earned a Master’s Degree in Double Bass performance from the SF Conservatory of Music in 2006. While there he studied with Stephen Tramontozzi and Shinji Eshima. Rob has been active in the Bay Area music scene ever since. From 2006-2010 he was the Principal Bassist of the Silicon Valley Symphony Orchestra. From 2011-2013 he was the Principal Bassist of the SF Civic Symphony with whom he performed Concerto #2 for Double Bass and Orchestra by Giovanni Bottesini. Rob has been a member of  the San Francisco Wind Ensemble since their founding in 2012 and has formed the Rob Woodcock Trio with Jordan Samuels (guitar) and Rob Mills (drums). Rob has also scored two short films and is the Band Director at Herbert Hoover Middle School in San Francisco.

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